A boil order that was issued for the City of Dexter Monday has now been changed to a drinking water advisory.

According to Dexter City Staff, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommended the change to a drinking water advisory due to a lack of current data on the city water’s manganese levels. The drinking water advisory means residents should use bottled water for consumption instead of boiling the water. You can still use water for bathing, laundry, and cleaning. The advisory will be in effect until two water sample tests have been completed by the State Hygienic Lab. The boil order was initially issued because of the City fixing a water main leak. For more information on the advisory, visit the City’s website.